December Guild Meeting

Our December Guild Meeting will be on the 7th at 10 am at the Western
Watauga Community Center. This our annual Pot Luck and Fiber Swap so
join us for a lot of fun. We are starting at 10 because there is a lot
going on that day including a Yarn Sale at Yadkin Fibers if some of
you want to go after the meeting.

We had a great meeting this month. We discussed forming two
committees: Marketing and Education (Susan Sharpe has the exact names
for these). Please consider participating on one of these so we can
continue all the wonderful programs,exhibits and outreach that we
offered this past year.

We will also elect our officers at the December meeting.

August Guild Meeting Saturday the 17th

Our August meeting will be held Saturday August 17th at the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Parking can be an issue so if you can carpool, please do.

We will be given a tour and can do demos. There is a barn loom and great wheel there plus you can bring your own to demo. Should be a great meeting.

Nuno Felting Workshop Registration

The Nuno Felting Workshop will be held on August 11th from 1-6PM at the Western Watauga Community Center. All materials will be provided. You may wish to bring an apron to wear. Fill out the Registration Form below to reserve your spot. The Cost is $65 for Guild Members and $75 for others. Payment should be made at the class or before to Susan Sharpe. Susan would also like to receive a $25 deposit before the class.

You can pre-register for the Nuno Felting Workshop here:

http://blueridgefiberguild.org/nuno-felting-registration/

July Guild Meeting is Sat. at the Downtown Library

Don’t forget that we have our July Guild Meeting on Sat. at the downtown Boone Library from 10:30-12:30. This is our Fiber Swap and Pot Luck Meeting so bring something scrumptious to eat and something you no longer need to swap and let’s have some fun.

We have been invited next month (August 17th meeting) to hold it at Hickory Ridge. We can do some demos for folks and will be given a tour so it should be lots of fun.

Don’t forget the Nuno Felting Workshop that will be held August 11th in the afternoon at the Western Watauga Community Center. You can register for this at Saturday’s meeting!

June Guild Meeting

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””]Wow, it’s only June 9th and look at all our guild has already accomplished this month!

On June 1st we had a booth at the Anything Fiber Sale at Warren Wilson College and we participated in Fiber Day in West Jefferson.

On June 3rd our show was ready to be displayed at the Jones house and on June 6th we had a reception there.

On June 7th and 8th we had a booth at the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in Sparta.

On Saturday the 15th, we will hold our June meeting at the Watauga Library in downtown Boone starting at 9:30. This is earlier than our usual time but we had to adjust in order to be able to use the library. We will also meet at our regular time of 10:30 at the library for July and August. For our June program, Betty Womack is going to share about her paper making workshop at Penland. Afterwards, we can walk down to the Jones house so everyone can view our show there. Our July program will be our annual pot luck and fiber swap.

The Southern Strands Exhibit will be at Brahm through October 27th. Be sure to check it out. Our own, Susan Sharpe, has a quilt in the show that will take your breathe away. You can view pictures of it here on our website: 
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Blue Ridge Fiber Fest Alex wove this scarf
Alex wove this scarf at our booth at the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest. He also made a hat on the knitting machine and learned to hand knit!

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May Guild Meeting Sat. at the Library at 10:30

The guild is meeting this Saturday at the library. Our Agenda is as follows:

BRFG Agenda

Treasurer’s report– marketing—business cards, banner
update—Anything Fiber Sale, Warren Wilson
update—Fiber Fest, Sparta
update—Exhibition at Jones House in June
update—Exhibition at Edgewood Cottage
Weaving Program at WWCC–grant report
Approve minutes of April mtg
Show and Tell (will photograph for webpage and publicity)

Bring a snack to share if you would like.

Overmountain Weaver’s Guild having a weaving show at the Reese gallery on ETSU campus

The Overmountain Weaver’s Guild is having a weaving show at the Reese gallery on the ETSU campus. The show will run from the 2nd week in June to the end of July. We will be having our June and July meetings at the Reese. In June Cassie Dixon a linen and coverlet weaver and teacher at JC Campbell school will be presenting. We also have a person who is knowledgeable about Rocker looms, who will be at our July meeting at the Reese as well. If your guild is interested, I hope you might come down for a guild meeting or some other time to see the show.

The Overmountain Weaver’s Guild meet the third Wednesday of the month, 10:00?

Grassroots Grant Awarded Update

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[su_column size=”1/2″ center=”no” class=””]We are thrilled to announce that our weaving class was awarded a Grassroots Grant on the recommendation of the Watauga County Arts Council Board of Directors. We used this to purchase much needed equipment and supplies.[/su_column][/su_row]THIS PROGRAM WAS SUPPORTED BY THE
WATAUGA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL AND
GRASSROOTS FUNDS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL, A DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES.
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